Monday, March 28, 2016

The Holy Communion: First Order - A Contemporary Version of the 1552 Service of Holy Communion (REVISED VERSION)

Over the weekend a number of revisions were made in the texts and rubrics of the service of Holy Communion posted on A Prayer Book for North America on Holy Saturday.The changes to the rubrics were primarily made for greater clarity. The optional prayer that may be said when the the collection is received was moved to the Notes after the service. This change was made in recognition that optional texts printed in the service are often used irregardless of whether their use is appropriate under the circumstances. "Through your beloved Son, Jesus Christ our Lord" was added to the Preface of the Prayer of Thanksgiving and Consecration and the special prefaces were modified to reflect this change. Their modification enables the prayer to flow more smoothly. A shorter alternative special preface for the Feast of Pentecost, or Whitsun, was added.

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